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We’re thrilled to announce that a Blade of Grass has been named “Best Landscape Design/Build, West” by Boston Magazine and will be featured in their 2019 Best of Boston® Home issue. It’s an honor to be recognized by such a respected institution, and share the stage with so many talented designers, artists, and architects. Thank you, Boston Magazine, and to you, our wonderful clients!
A farm-to-table experience like none other, the Natick Community Organic Farm is once again hosting their annual Harvest Dinner event. Included with the tickets are lakeside tasting of sustainable wines, organic and local beer & natural sodas, oysters, locally-made cheeses, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and a buffet meal of NCOF’s finest produce and meats. Mingle with other farm supporters as you check out and bid on wonderful silent auction items. The meal is lovingly prepared by the Wellesley College Club’s talented chefs and provided by NCOF and over 30 local food and drink producers. Make your reservations today.
Jim Douthit sits with Boston Voyager to highlight his path from Hawaii to Boston and recount the humble beginnings of a Blade of Grass. An innate love of gardens, a few key connections, a lot of hard work, and two-plus decades later, the company has designed Boston’s most beautiful properties. To read the entire interview visit Boston Voyager.
It’s wedding season and Boston Design Guide has a quick look at a few backyard options for the big day, including one of our properties. As designers we always consider it a high honor when our clients host an event as special as a wedding in their own gardens. If you’re in the throes of ceremony planning, or just want to be inspired, check out their gallery.
The writers at Houzz explore the many uses of gravel in the garden and throughout your property, with a few examples from our Boston-area clients. From permeable paths and driveways to water features and more, the “10 Clever Uses for Gravel in the Garden” article gives credit to this very versatile landscaping material. Take a look at these creative ways to put gravel to work in your landscape.
Just in time for Summer, Boston Magazine has featured our historic 1828 Federal property in Cambridge, MA in their “Five Outdoor Living Spaces to Celebrate Summer” article. A true transformation story, the home’s neglected grounds were reborn with lush redbud trees, shade-tolerant rhododendrons, garden steppers, climbing roses – accenting the 19th-century roots while retaining a low maintenance regimen for a 21st-century family.
It’s June and that means it’s garden tour season. On the 8th, join the Garden Club of Sudbury’s Simply Sudbury Garden Tour to explore eight local gardens of all sizes with many notable features, including traditional New England gardens, beautiful containers for small spaces, and even a “living landscape” farm with greenhouse, orchard and vineyard. Then, on June 10th, the Friends of Natick’s Bacon Free Library host their annual Blooming Books Garden Tour & Floral Design Raffle. This year’s tour will feature three beautiful gardens, where visitors can chat with owners about their garden designs and maintenance, followed by a cocktail reception and raffle.
This week the spotlight is on “Urban Edens” and Boston Design Guide has included one of our Boston South End rooftop gardens in their list of inspirational designs. Noted are the use and variety of colorful containers, creative screening, and “park-like” vibe. There are several of other great examples of city oases featured throughout the article, so be sure to read and add your thoughts in the comment section.
One of our recent projects, a beautiful Federal Style property, was in the spotlight at the May 15 Boston Home Magazine Summer Edition Launch held in Burlington, MA. The historic Cambridge property will also be featured in the magazine’s Summer publication. Blade’s Senior Designer, Tom Wilhelm, and interior designer Stephanie Rossi of Spazio Rosso, presented to an audience of Boston-area design industry insiders with proceeds from the event going to the nonprofit partner Rebuilding Together Boston. Photo by Person + Killian Photography.
Boston Design Guide has nice write-up of our recent backyard transformation in Weston, MA. Featuring bluestone paving, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a sparkling pool and spa, they describe the property redo as an “elevated playground” – and we think that sums it up nicely. Check out the article and leave a comment if you like what you see.